OKLAHOMA CITY — A Bartlesville woman has been indicted on charges alleging she embezzled more than $65,000 from a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter, which abruptly closed in late December.
Deanna Rachel Long, 54, was an employee of the Family Crisis and Counseling Center, which shut down in Bartlesville before Christmas last year. Founded in May 1982, the center was the only certified domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking agency in Washington and Nowata counties.
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office served as a major funding source for the shelter. The center also relied on state contracts, state grants and donations before its sudden closure.
The state’s multicounty grand jury indicted Long on six counts of embezzlement Thursday after hearing evidence in Oklahoma City this week. The indictment alleges she drew money from the agency’s account by fraudulently depositing or cashing checks. Investigators reportedly found that she charged thousands of dollars in personal expenses to the center’s credit card.
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